Zafrani Pulao is a mix of rich ingredients like dry fruits, whole spices, sugar and milk are used to make this dish of sweet, saffron rice.
Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Stick-One 2 inch piece
Zafran Strands(Saffron)-A big pinch
Kewra Water-1 drop
Rose Water-1 drop
1-Wash and soak basmati rice for about 15-20 minutes.
2-Boil milk and sugar adding zafran(saffron).Keep aside.
3-Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep pan and gently fry almonds,cashew nuts and raisins.
4-Drain and keep aside.When cool,slice almonds thinly and halve cashew nuts.
5-In the same pan heat remaining ghee,add green cardamom,cinnamon stick,cloves and bay leaf.
6-Then add rice and saute gently for 2-3 minutes.Add the Zafran soaked hot milk to the rice and continue stirring for a further 1-2 mins.
7-Add to rice with 3 and 1/2 cups of water,a drop each of rose water and kewra water,nutmeg powder and fried dry fruits.Stir once.
8-Cover and cook on low heat till done.Allow standing time of five minutes.Serve hot with chicken/mutton curry.